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Butte Des Morts Treaty Ground



Butte Des Morts Treaty Ground
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Title: Butte Des Morts Treaty Ground
Description: Little Lake Butte Des Morts just north of Lake Winnebago where Governor Lewis Cass of Michigan, and Thomas McKenney, head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (seen here arriving in a boat), met with Menominee leaders to settle their territorial disputes in 1827. Because representatives of the Oneida and Stockbridge tribes did not attend, the territorial issues were not resolved until 1831 in Washington, D.C. At that time the Menominee ceded lands between Lake Michigan and Lake Winnebago. This drawing by James Otto Lewis, who accompanied McKenney and Cass, was published as part of his Aboliginal Portfolio, 1835-1836.

Image ID: 3915
Creation
Date:
1835 ca.
Creator
Name:
Lewis, James Otto
Collection
Name:
Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858 : The Aboriginal Port-folio : A Collection of Portraits of the Most Celebrated Chiefs of the North American Indians, 1835-1836
Genre: Print
Subjects: Trees
Tents
Clothing
Menominee Indians
Landforms
Historic sites
Painting
Hats
Boats and boating
Lakes
Fortification
Military uniforms
Men
Flags
Politicians
Governors
Shorelines
 

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